Grace Padden and Claire Gretlein

♋Cancer (June 21-July 22): This time of year your emotions come rolling in, with the flux of stress and new classes in school. This fall you should really focus on compassion and truly sharing the love you have for humanity. To get away from some of this stress and high-stakes communication, try community service to feed your soul. Try not to overextend yourself too much, because doing so could make you retreat into your shell. Keep your limits in mind, and spread love like a carpet of fallen leaves.

♏Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): All eyes are on you. With Jupiter entering your orbit on October 23rd, luck is coming your way. This season will be wonderful for finding a new romance, or rekindling a previous love interest. But of course, your autumn isn’t going to be all pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters. At school or work, you’re going to have to get in touch with your organizational skills, and keep track of tasks peers fall short on. You can’t afford to fall into “holiday brain” early, but you’ll do well if you find ways to relax. Love, luck, and a touch of organization will keep you going this fall.

♓Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Pisces, you’ve been spreading yourself too thin; take it easy and breathe. In preparation for the holidays you’ve been totally overworking yourself, possibly juggling multiple high-stress obligations. Consider a nice bubble bath and a glass of hot cider to cool down before you work yourself into the ground. Through hard work, your sense of self has grown immensely, and you’ve become more attuned to the ups and downs in your life.

♐Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Back to school has taken a toll on your adventurous lifestyle. This past summer you made some epic memories, and now studying is weighing heavily on you. But cheer up! The upcoming breaks will give you plenty of time to go for hikes and explore. Until then, take time to fill your weekends with activities that keep you happy!

♊Gemini (May 21-June 20): You have enjoyed coming back to school and getting back into the groove of things. This time of year, though, you can’t totally fall into a rhythm of relaxation. You’ve got to keep your eye on the prize and keeping up those excellent grades and extracurricular. If your keep your nose to the grindstone and focus on keeping yourself on task, you will float high above everyone else in all you undertake.

♈Aries (March 21-April 19): Luck is in your orbit, since Mercury just left retrograde; this fall, your confidence and charisma levels will skyrocket. This will fire you up with enthusiasm for social events and your packed fall schedule. Stay humble in spite of these advantages, and remember this season is about being thankful as well; thank the people who build you up and keep you honest. Be sure to get your responsibilities in order before you hit the social scene, and have fun.

♒Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Ask yourself: are you taking the time you need to connect with family, friends, and your significant other? These people will help you unwind, and you definitely need to get away from some of the stress that you impose on yourself as you move in a new direction. Life is changing, and you need to change with it. But you also have to appreciate the consistencies and beauties of things you may be taking for granted. Make time for your people, and make room for love.

♍Virgo (August 23-September 22): You have achieved so much and come so far from where you used to be. As your accomplishment list grows, it’s important to realize that there are still areas of growth needed in your life. Take a walk around your hometown with a friend, and reminisce about when you were younger. Reflection yields perspective, and perspective yields happiness.

♌Leo (July 23-August 22): Follow your own path. Break free of others’ expectations of you, and evaluate the course you want to take in life versus the course you are currently following. Do not let others dictate the terms of your happiness, and speak up if people speak over you. Be heard. Make freedom a priority, not a “someday” item on your list.

♉Taurus (April 20-May 20): Listen to some music this month. You have been neglecting the creative and imaginative side of your life, which sorely needs attention, in favor of facts and distracting trivia. To be alone with your thoughts and begin a creative process is exactly what you need right now. Write a poem, strum a song on a borrowed guitar, make a moodboard, design your dream home. The mind cannot be satisfied with only the definite to ponder.

♑Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Realize that outsiders’ opinions have validity. They have had time to assess your strengths and weaknesses from the outside, whereas your introspective self-concept is subject to severe personal bias and the fact that you often distract from your positive qualities to fixate on the negative. This month is a great time for a heart-to-heart with a friend, significant other, parent, or counselor. Their view of your positive qualities will help you to realize just how great your positive vibrations can be, while keeping your ego in check.

Libra (September 23-October 22): Physical activity is the answer to your problems this month. You have been in a state of intellectual hyperactivity, while your physical energies have been at an all-time low; your reserves are drained by the work your brain has been putting in. Grab a water bottle and your bike, or strike out on a morning jog before work. It will help to clear your mind and energize your body.